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Today's News

  • Truth be told: It’s already unraveling

    he news should come as no surprise to anyone: The government program to cover those who cannot get health insurance because of a preexisting medical condition is out of money. After just two years.
        And for anyone who isn’t already signed up in the plan, it’s too late.
        Those who trusted the government to get this right were living a fantasy. The truth about government run entitlement programs is this: It will always cost more money than is advertised and it will be run with great ineffectiveness.

  • BCSO arrests 5th suspect in burglary case

        Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012, and January 4, 2013.

        Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, 20, of Roanoke, was arrested early Tuesday morning and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.

  • Local store owner faces embezzlement charges

        A local pizza store owner has been charged with four counts of felony embezzlement for allegedly failing to pay taxes, according to Bedford Police Chief Jim Day.
        Gianfranco Greco, 38, the owner of Frank’s Place on E. Main Street, is charged with failing to pay taxes on four different occasions, Day said. He said the city treasurer attempted to work with Greco on getting the taxes paid, but when those efforts failed the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office suggested going ahead with filing the charges.

  • Assistance dog 'Bedford' graduates

        Bedford, a black Labrador Retriever puppy selected for training in 2010 by the NEADS organization and sponsored by the GFWC Bedford Woman’s Club, has graduated after two years.

  • Gunnoe approved for water authority

        The new Bedford Regional Water Authority now has a full board of directors. The Water Authority is part of the City of Bedford's reversion agreement with the county. Under the aggreement the city and county each appointed three members to the Authority's first board of directors. These members then chose the seventh member, whose appointment had to be confirmed by both the board of supervisors and city council.

  • New family practice opens in Bedford

        The doctor who opened Bedford’s newest family practice medical office isn’t new to Bedford.

         Dr. Kurt Hubach was first introduced to Bedford in 1991 when he did his hospital residency. He spent time working nights at Bedford Memorial’s emergency room.
        “That’s how I met Bedford,” he said.

  • Energy management system helps save time, money for BCPS

        A $7.9 million investment by Bedford County in an energy efficiency project is expected to reap savings in water and energy costs for years, possibly decades, to come.

        And it’s also providing the framework for more efficient oversight for the heating and cooling systems in several county schools. Eventually the plan is to bring all of the county’s schools into a new technology-based system that allows the HVAC units to be controlled from offsite locations through the energy management system.

  • A lifetime of accomplishments

        Colonel Robert Cranston, of Huddleston, ended a long, accomplished life when he died at home Sunday night due to complications that followed heart surgery.

  • Sports commentary: Wrestlemania

      Zeus can't be too happy about this one.

  • Terrific tracksters

      Bedford County has suddenly become something of the muscle-flexer in the world of indoor track.